Tax Identity Number

Yokel

LE
Where can I find (or get) a Tax Identity Number - a TIN? Apparently it is needed for some paper work for my aged parents, not nice, but something to get squared away - insurance.

The forms asked for my TIN? Is that different from NI number? How do I get it? I have looked at the HMRC website and it is not very helpful. I cannot even find a point of contact. I think my local tax office closed years ago.

Any ideas?

Thanks!
 
No, your TIN is your NI number.
 

Yokel

LE
That is what I thought - as your NI number is a unique identifier used by Government. However, can you provide a link or anything to conform? For some reason the old man seems to ignore anything I say, or tell me that I must be wrong.....

FFS!
 
That is what I thought - as your NI number is a unique identifier used by Government. However, can you provide a link or anything to conform? For some reason the old man seems to ignore anything I say, or tell me that I must be wrong.....

FFS!

Your google Fu is shite:p
Right at the bottom of the page.

United Kingdom
For most individuals in the UK the TIN will be their National Insurance Number.
 

Blogg

LE
it is a right PITA but the answer usually depends on who is asking for it and why.

Been reduced to sending this off to foreign types for Work Permits and the like

"United Kingdom does not issue TINs in a strict sense, but it does have two TIN-like numbers, which are not reported on official documents of identification:

1. The unique taxpayer reference (UTR). The format is a unique set of 10 numerals allocated automaticallyby HMRC for both individuals and entities who have to submit a tax return. Although used on tax returns and some other correspondence, the UTR is not evidenced on a card or other official document.

2. The other reference used in the UK, is the National Insurance Number (NINO). This consists of two letters, six numbers and a suffix letter A, B, C or D (for example DQ123456C). All individuals living regularly in the United Kingdom are either allocated or can be issued with a NINO. A NINO is issued automatically to young people living in the UK when they approach the age of 16. The NINO is used on a number of official documents. Individuals are notified of their NINO by an official letter, from the Department for Work and Pensions or HM Revenue and Customs. However this contains the statement, “This is not proof of identity” and therefore it cannot be used to verify the identity of the holder.

The NINO can be quoted as the tax reference number on some official documents from HM Revenue and Customs. Both theUTR and NINO are personal and private to the party they are allocated to; they are fixed for ever and they are always in the same format. However, not all resident taxpayers, or all nationals, are issued with a UTR or NINO. Individuals may also have documentation showing a PAYE Temporary reference number (TRN) which is generated internally when a full NINO cannot be traced or is not held. This consists of 2 numerals, 1 letter, 5 numerals (ie 99L9999)"



 

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